One of my copies of Cotton & Paint:
has a picture of this bag in it:
I decided to make my own version:
I realized after looking at the photo with morning eyes instead of late night eyes, that I didn't follow the lines of the handle in the original bag at all. I will definately have to adjust this pattern for a remake at some point!
List of materials needed:
- old linen skirt (for outside of bag)
- thrifted material (for lining of bag)
- thrifted leather jacket (for handles)
- material from converting husband's lounge pants to lounge shorts (for pocket lining inside of bag)
- hemp cord chain stitched to a length of 10 inches
(will post soon)
Here is the basic pattern I used:
1. cut 2 for outside
2. cut 2 for inside
3. cut pocket from same material as outside of bag (or your preference) as big as you like and sew onto outside front piece
4. sew outside front and back together down the sides and across bottom, right sides together
5. repeat step 4 for inside pieces making sure to leave opening in bottom of these pieces (to pull bag through once completed)
6. pin outside and inside of bag together across top and handles and sew together
7. turn and press
8. use leather to finish off handles or whatever material you desire.
9. chain stitch hemp cord and sew both ends into back seam of bag (I had to unpick the seam here since it was already sewn)
10. attach whatever closing mechanism you prefer onto the outside of the pocket
YOU ARE DONE!
I also saw this bag in the same magazine:
I think I will have to make this one next. It should be a little faster since there is a pattern and how to in the magazine!